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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Drop Dead Ornaments (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery) by Lois Winston


Drop Dead Ornaments (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)
by Lois Winston


About the Book


Drop Dead Ornaments (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Self Published
Print Length: 209 pages
ASIN: B07GMZ2H4B

Anastasia Pollack’s son Alex is dating Sophie Lambert, the new kid in town. For their community service project, the high school seniors have chosen to raise money for the county food bank. Anastasia taps her craft industry contacts to donate materials for the students to make Christmas ornaments they’ll sell at the town’s annual Holiday Crafts Fair.
At the fair Anastasia meets Sophie’s father, Shane Lambert, who strikes her as a man with secrets. She also notices a woman eavesdropping on their conversation. Later that evening when the woman turns up dead, Sophie’s father is arrested for her murder.
Alex and Sophie beg Anastasia to find the real killer, but Anastasia has had her fill of dead bodies. She’s also not convinced of Shane’s innocence. Besides, she’s promised younger son Nick she’ll stop risking her life. But how can she say no to Alex?

About the Author


About the Author
USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Lois Winston writes mystery, romance, romantic suspense, chick lit, women’s fiction, children’s chapter books, and nonfiction under her own name and her Emma Carlyle pen name. Kirkus Reviews dubbed her critically acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series, “North Jersey’s more mature answer to Stephanie Plum.” In addition, Lois is an award-winning craft and needlework designer who often draws much of her source material for both her characters and plots from her experiences in the crafts industry.
Author Links

Website: www.loiswinston.com

Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers blog: www.anastasiapollack.blogspot.com

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/anasleuth

Twitter at https://twitter.com/Anasleuth

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/722763.Lois_Winston

Newsletter sign-up: https://app.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/z1z1u5

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Interview with Lois Winston

1. What is your favorite part of this book and why?

I really enjoyed creating a story that featured Anastasia’s teenage sons. In many of the books in the series Alex and Nick are mostly in the background or only in a few scenes. This time the story develops from a community service project Alex has to take part in to fulfill a graduation requirement.



2. If you could spend time with a character from your book who would it be? And what would you do during that day?

I’d choose to spend the day with Anastasia, and because I’ve dumped so much hardship on her, I’d treat her to a spa day, a 5-star lunch and dinner, and her Broadway show of choice. It’s the least I could do under the circumstances. After all, she was living a normal middle-class life before I stepped in and messed everything up. 



3. If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?

That’s a really hard question to answer. I’d love to have written the Harry Potter books because who wouldn’t want J.K. Rowling’s success and bank account? But if I had to choose a single book, it would probably be William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. It’s an American classic that’s a mainstay of high school and college English literature curriculums and would be an incredible legacy. 



4. Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

Most of my characters spring from my imagination with the exception of one: Anastasia’s communist mother-in-law is based on my own communist mother-in-law. To any reader who thinks Lucille is too over-the-top, you obviously never met Louise Winston.



5. What made you want to become a writer?

I’m not someone who always knew she’d grow up to write novels. The idea never occurred to me until I had a dream one night. I’m not someone who usually remembers her dreams, so this was really weird. And weirder still, the dream unfolded over several days, like chapters in a book. I finally decided to write the dream down, and the next thing I knew, I had written 50,000 words. That story, after several years and many revisions, became Love, Lies and a Double Shot of Deception, the second book I sold

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October 28 – Readeropolis – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective Series) by Sara Rosett


Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective Series)
by Sara Rosett

About the Book



Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective Series)

Historical Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Self Published (October 15, 2018)
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-10: 0998843164
ISBN-13: 978-0998843162
Digital ASIN: B07H2P8J3H

A high-society murder. A spirited lady detective. Can she out-class the killer before an innocent person takes the fall?
London, 1923. Olive Belgrave needs a job. Despite her aristocratic upbringing, she’s penniless. Determined to support herself, she jumps at an unconventional job—looking into the background of her cousin’s fiancĂ©, Alfred. He burst into the upper crust world of London’s high society, but his answers to questions about his past are decidedly vague.
Before Olive can gather more than the basics, a murder occurs at a posh party. Suddenly, every Bright Young Person in attendance is a suspect, and Olive must race to find the culprit because a sly murderer is determined to make sure Olive’s first case is her last.
Murder at Archly Manor is the first in the High Society Lady Detective series of charming historical cozy mysteries. If you like witty banter, glamorous settings, and delightful plot twists, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett’s series for Anglophiles and mystery lovers alike. Travel back to the Golden Age of detective fiction with Murder at Archly Manor.

About the Author


USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett writes light-hearted escapes for readers who enjoy puzzling mysteries, interesting settings, and quirky characters.
She is the author of the Murder on Location series, the Ellie Avery series, the On the Run series, and the High Society Lady Detective series. Sara also teaches an online course, How to Outline A Cozy Mystery.
Publishers Weekly called Sara's books, “satisfying,” “well-executed,” and “sparkling.” Sara loves to get new stamps in her passport and considers dark chocolate a daily requirement. Find out more at SaraRosett.com.


Author Links:

Website: https://www.SaraRosett.com

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SaraRosett

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sararosett/

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Twitter: @SaraRosett http://www.twitter.com/sararosett

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/srosett/

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GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/256977.Sara_Rosett

LibraryThing: http://www.librarything.com/profile/SaraRosett

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Sara-Rosett/e/B001IXRPSS

Bookbub Author Page: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/sara-rosett

Newsletter sign-up: https://www.SaraRosett.com/signup

Purchase Links

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Character interview with Sara Rosett

1. What is your greatest fear?

Being dependent on someone else. I’d hate that. That question strikes close to home. I’m in a bit of a precarious situation right now, financially speaking, and doing my best to make my own way in the world. It’s a challenge, but I don’t want to rely on anyone else—not Father and certainly not my new stepmother, Sonia! 

2. Do you bite your fingernails? Do you have any bad habits?

A lady never bites her fingernails, so, no, I don’t do that. I do have other struggles. I’m intuitive and tend to go with my instincts. Sometimes that doesn’t work out so well. But, in fairness, I do have to say my assumptions are often spot-on. I also have a weakness for sweets and tend to run late. Fortunately, being fashionably late isn’t considered bad form. Otherwise, I’d be sunk socially!  

3. Are you married? Are you divorced? How many times have you been married?

Good heavens, I’m barely in my twenties. I know some people consider a woman in her mid- to late-twenties as past their prime, but it’s a new decade and attitudes are changing. It’s too bad my step-mother’s attitude toward unmarried young women hasn’t altered. She thinks my solitary goal in life should be marriage. I disagree. Of course I want to marry, but I want to marry for love, not out of obligation or—worse—desperation. No, I’d rather earn my own crust until the right chap comes along.    

4. What people do you most admire?

I admire people who go after what they want and work at their goals until they get it. 

5. What are your Strongest/weakest character traits?

I’m loyal. I’ll stick by you when things get tough . . . even if it comes to a murder investigation! I’m optimistic. I can always see the bright side. And believe me, when you’re a young woman crisscrossing London in search of a job, you’d better be able to find some positive things to focus on. It can be quite grim in the city. I can be a bit too enthusiastic and get carried away. I don’t spend a lot of time contemplating options or outcomes. I make a decision and go. At least that way, I’m moving forward!  


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Friday, September 28, 2018

Assault and Beadery (A Cora Crafts Mystery) by Mollie Cox Bryan


Assault and Beadery (A Cora Crafts Mystery)
by Mollie Cox Bryan


About the Book


Assault and Beadery (A Cora Crafts Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Kensington (September 25, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1496716442
ISBN-13: 978-1496716446
Digital ASIN: B078QM4V66

All of Cora Chevalier’s dreams are coming true. Since moving to Indigo Gap, North Carolina, the busy crafting maven has been blessed with a great boyfriend, a lovely home, and a booming craft retreat business. But on the eve of her first Crafty Mom’s Escape Weekend, tragedy strikes again in Indigo Gap. This time, it’s curtains for Stan Herald, the disagreeable director of the local theater group, who’s murdered on the opening night of their new production. Worse, Cora’s friend Zee is accused of the crime.
Cora is determined to prove her friend’s innocence, but Zee’s mysterious past is making that difficult. And with a list of suspects longer than a double spool of satin cording, getting a bead on the real culprit won’t be easy. With her friends Jane and Ruby at her side, Cora must string together the clues and solve Stan’s murder before the killer gives an encore performance.
Includes crafting tips!

About the Author


Mollie Cox Bryan is the author of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbooking mystery series and the Cora Crafts mystery series. She is also author of two cookbooks, the regional bestseller Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies and Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley. An award-winning journalist and poet, she currently blogs, cooks, and scrapbooks in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband and two daughters. Scrapbook of Secrets was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Visit her on the web at molliecoxbryan.com.
Author Links

Website - http://molliecoxbryan.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/molliecoxbryanauthor

Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/molliecoxbryan/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/molliecoxbryan?lang=en

Purchase Links - Amazon B&N IndieBound Kobo BookBub

Interview with Mollie Cox Bryan
1. What is your favorite part of this book and why?
I like the fact that this retreat is geared toward moms who have been home with the kids all summer. Being a mom, I know the good, the bad, and everything in between. I’d not trade any of the time I’ve spent at home with my girls—but at times it was very hard. I just don’t think moms (and dads) are given enough credit sometimes.

2. If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do  
during that day?
I’d like to spend time with Ruby learning more about herbs and digging around in her garden.  

3. If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose? Beloved by Toni Morrison.

4. Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
Entirely from my imagination. That said, I think I’m a part of everybody I’ve  met and probably some real-ish people sneak in from time to time!

5. What made you want to become a writer? I love to tell stories. When I was a child, I told them to myself and with my dolls as a way of  entertaining myself. But now, I love pulling people into my made-up world and entertaining them. It’s the best!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In Cold Chocolate: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery by Dorothy St. James


In Cold Chocolate: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery
by Dorothy St. James


About the Book


In Cold Chocolate: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Crooked Lane Books (September 11, 2018)
Hardcover: 350 Pages
ISBN-10: 1683317432
ISBN-13: 978-1683317432
Digital ASIN: B078M3N9TC

In Dorothy St. James’s third delectable Southern Chocolate Shop mystery, a new batch of chocolate and troubles of the heart cause a string of disasters for the Chocolate Box’s new owner, Charity Penn.
The vintage seaside town of Camellia Beach, South Carolina seems like the perfect place for romance with its quiet beach and its decadent chocolate shop that serves the world’s richest dark chocolates. The Chocolate Box’s owner, Charity Penn, falls even further under the island’s moonlit spell as she joins Althea Bays and the rest of the turtle watch team to witness a new generation of baby sea turtles hatch and make their way into the wide ocean.
Before the babies arrive, gunshots ring out in the night. Cassidy Jones, the local Casanova, is found dead in the sand with his lover Jody Dalton—the same woman who has vowed to destroy the Chocolate Box—holding the gun. It’s an obvious crime of passion, or so everyone believes. But when Jody’s young son pleads with Penn to bring his mother back to him, she can’t say no. She dives headfirst into a chocolate swirl of truth and lies, and must pick through an assortment of likely (and sometimes unsavory) suspects before it’s too late for Penn and for those she loves in Dorothy St. James’s third rich installment of the Southern Chocolate Shop mysteries, In Cold Chocolate.

About the Author


Mystery author Dorothy St. James was raised in South Carolina. She makes her home on the outskirts of Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, a neurotic dog, and a fluffy cat. Though writing has always been a passion for her, she pursued an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology and a graduate degree in Public Administration and Urban Planning. She put her educational experience to use, having worked in all branches and all levels of government including local, regional, state, and federal. She even spent time during college working for a non-profit environmental watchdog organization.
Switching from government service and community planning to fiction writing wasn't as big of a change as some might think. Her government work was all about the stories of the people and the places where they live. As an urban planner, Dorothy loved telling the stories of the people she met. And from that, her desire to tell the tales that were so alive in her heart grew until she could not ignore it any longer. In 2001, she took a leap of faith and pursued her dream of writing fiction full-time.
* Dorothy St. James is the alter-ego of award-winning multi-published author, Dorothy McFalls. She enjoys writing in several different genres. Her works have been nominated for many awards including Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Reviewers International Organization Award, National Reader's Choice Award, CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, and The Romance Reviews Today Perfect 10! Award. Reviewers have called her work: "amazing", "perfect", "filled with emotion", and "lined with danger."
Author Links

Website: www.dorothystjames.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dorothystjames

Twitter: www.twitter.com/dorothymcfalls

Purchase Links

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T’S Stuff Interview

Interview with Dorothy St. James:
1. What is your favorite part of this book and why?

Besides getting to eat chocolate, right? Well, that’s easy. It’s the sea turtles. They really captured my heart in this book. I’d lived on the beach for twenty years and enjoyed watching the sea turtle nest and the babies hatch and return to the ocean. What a gift to witness! Not only that, writing about the sea turtles gave me the opportunity to use my knowledge of wildlife biology in one of my mystery novels. It was fun to meld my past professional life with my current writing life.

2. If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

I’d love to take cooking lessons from Bertie Bays, who helps Penn out at the chocolate shop. Bertie is such a patient woman. I think she could teach even me how to make something taste good from the kitchen.

I love Bertie. I think we’d have fun singing show tunes together while chowing down on dark chocolate treats.

3. If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?

Well, wouldn’t it be nice to have written the Harry Potter books? I’d love to have so many people in love with my characters. That series changed lives. Plus, I wouldn’t mind getting those royalty checks. But I’m happy writing the books I’m writing. I love thinking about what my friends on Camellia Beach are doing and what trouble is brewing on my small Southern seaside town.

4. Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

Every now and again, a person in my life will find themselves on the pages of a book I’ve written. But that’s not common. Of course traits and mannerisms I’ve seen in real life might show up in a character. But for the most part, the characters in my books develop themselves.

What really freaks me out is when I meet a person in real life who is exactly like a character in one of my books. And I mean exactly the same, with the same job, same childhood experiences, the same look and mannerisms. It’s happened to me twice now. And it’s crazy! I’ve learned not to tell the person I’ve met that I’d written a character in a book that is them. And I mean, that’s you. Really. It is! That kind of information never seems to go over well.

5. What made you want to become a writer?

I think I was born with this dream to write books. It’s one of my earliest memories. It took a while to build up the courage to chase my dream though. I earned college degrees in wildlife biology and public administration and worked as an environmental urban planner for several years before quitting my job and writing novels fulltime.

I love exploring stories and how various characters will react in difficult situations. When the writing is going well, my heart races and a smile tugs at my lips as I realize I’m doing exactly what I was born to do.



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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Deadly Dram: A Whisky Business Mystery by Melinda Mullet


Deadly Dram: A Whisky Business Mystery
by Melinda Mullet

About the Book


Deadly Dram: A Whisky Business Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Alibi (September 4, 2018)
Print Length 300 pages
ASIN: B079R3PW46

Distillery owner Abigail Logan discovers that high spirits are no match for a cold-blooded killer as the Whisky Business Mystery series puts a fatal twist on stiff competition.
It’s been a year since globe-trotting photojournalist Abi Logan inherited Abbey Glen, a whisky distillery in the heart of the Scottish countryside. To her surprise, the village of Balfour already feels like home, and her new business partner, Grant MacEwan, continues to be too charming to resist. But Abi has a history of relationship disasters, so she struggles to avoid an ill-fated romance with Grant. Steering clear is hard enough on a day-to-day basis, but when the two head off to a whisky industry competition together, Abi panics. Five-star resort, four glorious days of nonstop whisky tasting, and a fatally attractive Scotsman—what could possibly go wrong?
The night before the award presentations, with foreign and domestic whisky makers at one anothers’ throats, two judges are found dead under mysterious circumstances. What started with three dream-come-true nominations for Abby Glen’s whisky soon turns into a nightmare for Abi. With a killer on the loose, she must call on her investigative skills to stop another murder—before she gets taken out of the running herself.

About the Author


Melinda Mullet was born in Dallas and attended school in Texas, Washington D.C., England, and Austria. She spent many years as a practicing attorney before pursuing a career as a writer. Author of the Whisky Business Mystery series, Mullet is a passionate supporter of childhood literacy. She works with numerous domestic and international charities striving to promote functional literacy for all children. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her family.
Author Links

Website – http://melindamullet.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mulletmysteries/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/mulletmysteries

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Interview with Melinda Mullet:

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?  I like to think I have the reigns in the story. Occasionally the characters will take control when I place them in a certain situation and then I let them, but most of the time I stick pretty closely to my own outline.

Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.  The Whisky Business series is an armchair journey to Scotland for those who can’t get there themselves.  Scotland is a very special place for me and an important part of my heritage. I do my best to share a sense of the ethereal quality that comes with even the greyest days in Scotland. The watercolored tufts of heather that disappear into the mist of the braes and the grassy scents on the chill air. It’s a magical place and it always makes me feel as if I’ve walked through a door into Middle Earth. Combine the atmosphere with a strong female protagonist and complex story lines and I think it’s a great read. Best enjoyed of course, with a good single malt or a hot cup of tea.
Have you written any other books that are not published? I actually have not.  Single Malt Murder was my first book and it was taken up as a series last year, so I am still busy producing the books in the Whisky Business Series.  Book three is coming out now and book four will be out in the Spring of 2019. I am working on another unrelated book based loosely on my grandmother’s life.  She was one of sixteen children all of whom came of age in London between WWI and WWII. Several of her siblings made history on a grand scale but she did too in her own unique way.  It is less of a cozy mystery and more of a traditional slightly historical mystery so in that respect it is a nice change of pace from the Whisky Business series.

Pen or type writer or computer?  Computer and pen.  If a thought strikes when I am not at home I will write it out long hand in a notebook I keep in my purse.  I also edit on hard copy in multicolor flair pens. It keeps me entertained on the 14th or 40th run through.


Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?  I have been so touched by the fans who have embraced this whisky series.  It walks the line between a cozy and a traditional mystery, but the fans have been very receptive, even those who are not whisky drinkers or even fans of drink based mysteries have enjoyed the characters and the setting.  I couldn’t have done this without them. Cheers to one and all!



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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Barnabas Tew and The Case of The Nine Worlds by Columbkill Noonan


Barnabas Tew and The Case of The Nine Worlds
by Columbkill Noonan

About the Book


Barnabas Tew and The Case of The Nine Worlds
Cozy Mystery/Fantasy
2nd in Series
Crooked Cat Books (September 4, 2018)
Paperback: 310 pages
ISBN-10: 172240728X
ISBN-13: 978-1722407285
Digital ASIN: B07DKH8CZC

Hold your flying horses!
Barnabas Tew and Wilfred Colby are back, and, once again, they're in a bit of a pickle.
Barnabas and Wilfred, two earnest but bumbling Victorian detectives, travel through the Nine Worlds of Norse mythology, trying to stave off the impending end of the world – an event which the locals call Ragnarok. This time, however, the intrepid twosome has some help: a brave Viking seer named Brynhild and her flying horse.
Can the two plucky detectives and the fearsome Brynhild outwit those who would bring about Ragnarok? Will they survive the harsh conditions and terrifying creatures of the Norse afterlife?
Will they save the world…again?

About the Author



Columbkill Noonan has an M.S. in Biology (she has, in turn, been a field biologist, an environmental compliance inspector, and a lecturer of Anatomy and Physiology).

When she's not teaching or writing, she can usually be found riding her rescue horse, Mittens, practicing yoga (on the ground, in an aerial silk, on a SUP board, and sometimes even on Mittens), or spending far too much time at the local organic, vegan market.

Author Links

Blog - https://columbkill.weebly.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ColumbkillNoonan/

Purchase Link

Amazon

B&N

Interview with Columbkill Noonan
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
They totally hijack the story! Sometimes they surprise me with their antics…or with their cleverness.  Barnabas in particular is unpredictable, I never know what he might do.

Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
It is unusual, to say the least. It’s a cozy mystery, but set in the mythological afterlife of the Vikings (in the series, Barnabas and Wilfred end up dead straightaway, and now their job is to go from afterlife to afterlife, solving cases for the various gods). It’s also a comedy of errors, because Barnabas and Wilfred are in way over their heads, and the gods are not entirely sane, to say the least.  But I think the main strength of the series is its heart. Barnabas might be knocked down, but he always gets back up. He may not always have the best attitude about things, but he gets things done. And it’s lighthearted. Barnabas and Wilfred will definitely lift your spirits!

Have you written any other books that are not published?
Does the one I wrote when I was five count? If not, then no.

Pen or type writer or computer?
I outline the general idea of the chapters with colored pen in a notebook. Then I use the computer to actually write the chapters.

Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Thank you for making the Barnabas series a success! It’s still a bit unbelievable to me when I see nice reviews online, and I think, wow, they really got what I was trying to say. I think it’s always a little surreal when other people read your book…it’s like you’ve released your baby into the world, and you want so very much for people to like it. So thank you to the readers for welcoming Barnabas with open arms!

Website: https://columbkill.weebly.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColumbkillNoonan
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/columbkillnoon1  

  Buy link: mybook.to/BarnabasNineWorlds


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